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Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade)Heliotropium europaeum (Common Heliotrope)Hypericum androsaemum (Tutsan)Opuntia robusta           (Wheel Cactus)Marrubium vulgare (Horehound)Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle)Tribulus sp. (Caltrop)Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow)Carthamus lanatus (Saffron Thistle)Alternanthera pungens (Khaki Weed)Cichorium intybus (Chicory)Carduus pycnocephalus (Shore Thistle)Briza minor (Lesser Quaking Grass)Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed)Briza maxima (Quaking Grass)Solanum sp. (Nightshade; seedlings)Conyza sp. (Fleabane) Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teasel)Alstroemeria hybrid (Peruvian Lily)Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow)

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About the Weed Society

The Weed Society of Victoria is an organisation for people interested in any aspect of weeds. This might include: terrestrial or aquatic weeds; the biology, ecology, and management of weeds; their place in the environment; their benefits and uses; or their place in history and art.

There is no restriction on Membership of the Society; if you have an active interest in any aspect of weeds, then the Weed Society of Victoria is the place for you. 

The Society's main objectives are:

  • to promote a wider awareness and interest in weeds;
  • to provide an environment for the discussion of weed management issues, including the exchange of information based on research and practice; and
  • to encourage the study of weeds and the dissemination of findings from those studies.

To achieve these objectives the Society encourages membership from a wide range of interests, including federal, state and local governments, agribusiness and other private enterprise, landowners and managers, community groups including Landcare, Friends of Parks etc. and private individuals.

The Society:

  • Hosts a major Victorian conference every two years, and a National conference every twelve years.
  • Awards student prizes annually for a range of weed related projects.
  • Awards travel grants to attend the biennial Australasian Weeds Conference (AWC).
  • Conducts community workshops on weeds to assist in management and to raise awareness of weed issues.
  • Provides policy advice to state and federal authorities.

The Society has two representatives on the Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS); each representative is therefore a member of CAWS and is entitled to reduced rates for attendance at the biennial AWC.

The Society does not have the ability to employ people nor directly help members obtain employment, neither does the Society undertake research and/or produce management strategies. However, through the diverse membership we may be able to help with information and resources on a range of topics.

For further information, please see the attached frequently asked questions.

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